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MAR 2017

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jeffersoncountyclerk.org LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 3.17 17 FLASHBACK March 1997 On the cover: "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon: ATL Edition." Warhol would be so proud. Inside: We wrote about the three Penn- sylvania college students who created the game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. Based on the John Guare play Six Degrees of Separation (which proposed that we're all connected by six or fewer acquaintances), the game involved linking Kevin Bacon to any actor, hypothesizing that Bacon is the center of the Hollywood universe. We created an Actors Theatre version of the game. And why the hell did we do that? Because Bacon had been onstage at Actors in September 1979, in a play called The Slab Boys. An ATL press release from '79 described Bacon as a "roller-skating champion." "When he saw how smooth Louisville's streets were compared to those of New York City, he sent for his skates and used them to get around town here," we wrote. In her "Offbeat" column, Bonnie L. Mc- Cafferty mused about museums. "Where's the Mayor Jerry Abramson Missed Opportunities for Leadership Museum? (It) could feature exhibits on gay rights," she wrote, adding: "His belated endorsement of the two-bridge formula seemed way too long in coming and much too dependent on endless consultant studies." In a "Dining Out" column, editor Ronni Lundy wrote about mashed potatoes: "Bardstown Road has been called 'Restaurant Row' for two decades, but maybe it's time to think about a name change for the city's first bistro strip. I vote for the Great Spud Way." Outside: March 1997 Courier-Journal headlines: "Police seek man in series of attacks on U of L students"; "Ohio River's worst flood since 1964 is on its way"; "Republicans renew their efforts to ban late-term abortions"; "Louisville takes get-tough approach to crime"; "'Modern' racism is linked to the old." — Robert Mudd

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